Abubakar Sharrif, 23, of Burlington was stabbed to death early Sunday morning, Dec. 4 in what police are calling an act of violence committed after a downtown bar closed.
At 3:08 AM, police received multiple calls about a disturbance outside Piesanos Restaurant on Main Street. Police found Sharrif bleeding heavily from multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
It’s the fifth homicide in Burlington this year. According to WCAX reports, Burlington Police Chief Jon Murad said Sharrif was stabbed inside the restaurant and what Murad called a “bar closing fight” continued outside.
Police are investigating but as yet have no suspects.
Sharrif was arrested in 2019 for an assault that occurred when an Old North End, Burlington cellphone sale went awry. He pleaded innocent.